This had to do with medical marijuana, no problem here with raising taxes and the group sees this as the next step toward legalization. Things do appear to be changing in this direction as just a few days ago Apple has a new application available that will help one find medical marijuana stores and locations. BD
OAKLAND, Calif. — Perhaps only in the sometimes hazy world of medical marijuana could higher taxes be considered good news.
But sure enough, supporters of medical marijuana were pleasantly pleased Wednesday after Oakland voters overwhelmingly approved a huge tax increase — 15 times the former rate — on sales at the city’s handful of permitted medical marijuana dispensaries.
Believed to be the first of its kind, Measure F received nearly 80 percent of the vote, a landslide that pot professionals hailed as a significant step in the legitimization of the cannabis industry.